Definition of rearm verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rearm

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//riˈɑːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrm//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rearm
BrE BrE//riˈɑːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrm//
 
he / she / it rearms
BrE BrE//riˈɑːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrmz//
 
past simple rearmed
BrE BrE//riˈɑːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrmd//
 
past participle rearmed
BrE BrE//riˈɑːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrmd//
 
-ing form rearming
BrE BrE//riˈɑːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//riˈɑːrmɪŋ//
 
 
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to obtain, or supply somebody with, new or better weapons, armies, etc. The country was forbidden to rearm under the terms of the treaty. rearm somebody Rebel troops were being rearmed.
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